Pharmacology of Heart Failure Flashcards


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1

What are the 4 key parameters of heart function?

1. Preload is increased

2. Inotropy is decreased

3. Afterload is increased

4. Ejection fraction is decreased

2

What classes of drugs reduce preload?

1. ACEi

2. ARBs

3. Diuretics

4. Beta blockers

3

What is the equation for ejection fraction?

EF%=SV/EDV (SV/ volume of blood in the left ventricle at the end of diastole

4

What classes of drugs inhibit the SNA, RAAS, and vasopressin release?

1. ACEi

2. ARBs

3. Beta blockers

4. MRA's

5. ARNIs

5

What classes of drugs reduce hypertrophy, necrosis, fibrosis, and arrythmia

1. ACEi

2. ARBs

3. Beta blockers

4. MRA's

5. ARNIs

6

What drug increase inotropy of the heart and restore blood pressure and organ perfusion?

Digoxin

7

What class of drugs reduce and preload and after load?

Diuretics and vasodilators

8

Hypokalemia is a major risk factor for arrhythmogenic effects on what drug?

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